Learning to read is an important milestone in a young learner’s development, and pre-primer sight words are the building blocks of this process.
Most pre-primer sight words are nouns or verbs that can be found in everyday language. To make learning these Dolch sight words more fun, we created Star Wars sight words flashcards featuring characters from the iconic movie series.
By using these flashcards, children will become familiar with high-frequency words while having some fun as they explore their favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away!
With these engaging visuals, little learners will be able to quickly recognize and recall pre-primer sight words such as “the” and “said”—allowing them to advance their reading skills at a faster rate.
Benefits of Using Sight Words in Learning
Learning sight words is an important part of gaining literacy skills, as they are some of the most common words in the English language and make up almost 50% of all written texts.
Knowing sight words helps children to recognize them quickly without having to sound them out. This can significantly reduce the time it takes for children to read a sentence or passage, thus enabling them to understand its meaning more easily.
Additionally, with memorization of words on the Dolch sight word list comes increased confidence when reading aloud and less frustration when trying to make sense of a text.
Overview of Star Wars Themed Pre-Primer Flashcards
Our free printable sight word flashcards are a great way to help children learn their sight words in a fun and engaging way. These cards feature characters from the iconic Star Wars universe which can make recognizing these words more enjoyable for little ones.
Children will be introduced to basic sight words like “the,” “and,” “have,” and “it” while also having the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars.
Star Wars Sight Words
These free printables are are perfect for busy homeschool moms and co-op teachers like you.
Printable sight word flash cards are an excellent resource for teaching children their basic sight words.
These cards make learning more enjoyable, as they come in vibrant colors and feature characters and scenes from popular books, movies, and TV shows.
What You’ll Need
- Star Wars printable flashcards
- Card Stock Paper
Preparing the Activity
To prepare the activity, enter your information in the box at the bottom of this post and download the freebie.
Print the pages on cardstock and laminate them for durability.
Cut the cards apart with scissors or with a paper cutter.
Using the Flashcards
Learning pre-primer sight words can be a fun and engaging process, especially with the help of our Star Wars pre-primer sight word flash cards!
To ensure a successful lesson plan with these materials, follow the steps below.
1. Begin by introducing pre-primer sight words in small groups or one-on-one sessions with your child or student.
2. As you go through each word, have the child point to the corresponding flash card before saying it aloud.
3. Repeat each pre-primer sight word several times while also providing examples of sentences using the word.
4. Go through all the pre-primer sight words multiple times until your child or student is familiar with them.
5. To help consolidate learning, have your child make up their own sentences using pre-primer sight words from the flashcards .
6. Lastly, you can challenge your child or student with a pre-primer sight words quiz to test their knowledge.
By following these steps, your early learners will be able to quickly recognize pre-primer sight words and improve their literacy skills.
With some patience and dedication, your littles ones will soon be on their way to becoming a confident reader!
More Ways to Use the Flashcards
The colorful images of the Star Wars characters make learning pre-primer sight words enjoyable for younger children.
Keep reading to find fun ways to use these cards with your young readers including several fun sight word games.
Put the sight word flashcards in a pile on the table. Have children choose a card and write the word on paper for extra handwriting practice.
Print two sets of flashcards. Place them face down on a flat surface. Have children turn over two cards at a time looking for a match.
In addition to reading the words on the sight word cards, your kids can practice spelling the words. They can spell them out loud or copy them on paper for a little handwriting practice.
Have your kids sort the cards according to the character on them. Put all of the Darth Vader cards in one stack and the Yoda cards in another and so on. Sorting is a good skill for little ones to develop.
Left and Right
For another fun sorting activity, have your student sort the card according to whether the character is on the left or the right.
More Star Wars Activities for Kids
If our kids enjoy these sight words cards, be sure to check out the following Star Wars activities: